Equinix: Equinix moves into Salalah, Oman

Apr 04, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Equinix has announced that it plans to build a data center in Salalah, a city located on the south coast of the Sultanate of Oman, making it the second in Oman, with links to its MC1 in Muscat. SN1 will also be the company's fifth data center in the region, and will be built in partnership with Omantel. 

Speaking about this development, Kamel Al-Tawil, managing director of Equinix Middle East and North Africa, said the opportunity to invest in this facility will "change the landscape of global traffic flows between three major continents." 

He added: "With access to several new and existing submarine cables, this major new interconnectivity point continues Equinix's strategy of developing network-dense and interconnectivity-rich ecosystems."

Meanwhile, Talal Al Mamari, CEO of Omantel, commented: "We are delighted to extend our successful partnership with Equinix through establishing this new international subsea cable hub in Salalah, which is the rising star of the Middle East for Asia to Europe and Africa subsea cable systems passing the region. Salalah is quickly establishing itself as the new main regional strategic interconnection point and will be the hub for a connectivity ecosystem."